|Workshop by KBC||posted 12-23-2008 06:42 PM||1125 reads||0 times favorited||5 comments|
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The shop and barn are the only structures left on the property.(out of 6.)
We(family) have been restoring prairie for 15 years now.
The property isn’t the only prairie restoration in the area,as we are surrounded by over 2500 acres of The Nature Conservancy property.The name of their land is Nachusa Grasslands.http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/illinois/preserves/art1116.html
The barn and shop are insulated with factory seconds of solid insulation called polyisocyanurate.This ‘board’ was made here in Illinois for roofing application and also for ‘other’ insulating purposes.R-7 per inch.
The view from the outside front entry,and then inside the front door,one of my clamp rack(by the second work station)and then the first work station,the second station again and the Model T.This isn’t the most desirable place to store a Model T, but the mice aren’t such a problem in the shop(no food) as they are in the houses garage(seed storage.etc)But the dust on it can become 1/2 inch thick by spring…:(
Until I joined this site, I hadn’t been too worried about the layers of dust and debris floating through the shop,now I seem to developed some pride in the appearance and upkeep of the equipment, huh, I guess I have finally decided to do something positive in the winter(being that I was a roofer and in the construction fields for the past 20+ years, the shop was a stop gap between jobs, rather than a place to be during the long winter months)Now it is a daily reprieve from the daily grind(I am recovering from knee surgery ‘Dec. 19th’and will be off work for a few months)
See this site can bring the best out of the humble woodworker…:)
-- Ken, Northern Illinois,firstname.lastname@example.org